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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What is the etiquette after sleeping in someone’s guest bed? My rule is to leave it as nice as I found it, which means making the bed. However, assuming (and hoping!) everyone washes bedding after each guest, I often wonder … Continue reading

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Kindness from Strangers

RAVE to the holiday party invitations beginning to flow as we exit the pandemic. It will be great to celebrate with friends and family once again. Please RSVP in a timely manner. Your host needs an accurate head count to order a turkey, … Continue reading

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Delayed Deliverance

Ticket stubs, foreign coins. Life’s ephemera tossed into a box. After my husband, Kevin, died of cancer at 49, I packed it away on a shelf, unopened. Now, a decade later, it was time to look. I didn’t expect to … Continue reading

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How to Express the Unspoken

Hugs, kisses, praise don’t come easily to us. Our family practices a stoic, unspoken love. So how do three daughters tell a dying mother how much we adore her? She was turning 92. A Google search revealed that Jackie Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What do you do to make your guests feel special and at home? A: The feeling of welcome and showing that you’re happy to see your guest when they come across your doorstep is the most important thing you can do … Continue reading

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